Snoop Dogg starts elite gaming league

Actor-rapper-gamer kicks off the first season of the Hip-Hop Gaming League at NBA All-Star Weekend; Regular gamers need not apply.

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One story that slipped through the cracks last week was that rapper/actor Snoop Dogg has founded his own gaming organization. The Hip-Hop Gaming League was unveiled at a self-described "massive press conference in Hollywood." "I'm an initiator, you dig?" said Dogg, who will act as "Da Commissioner" of the League. "This is something I've been cultivating in my mind for some time."

What exactly is the Hip-Hop Gaming League? Something the average gamer isn't allowed to enter, apparently. "The HHGL will be open only to an A-list of musicians, athletes, producers, and other entertainers personally selected by him. Among the biggest names: Method Man, Denver Nugget Carmelo Anthony, soccer's Cobi Jones, and Cincinnati Bengal Chad Johnson," League organizers said in a statement.

The League's season kicked off on Saturday at one of the parties associated with the NBA All-Star Weekend. In the League's own words: "New R&B sensation Chris Brown, former Ms. USA/actress Kenya Moore and radio personality Steph Lova all breezed through the plasma screen and velvet couch-laden gaming lounge to watch party-goers go head-to-head in EA Sports' Madden '06 and a basketball game, all delivered on high-definition screens courtesy of Microsoft's Xbox 360, the HHGL platform of choice." The release did not specify whether the basketball game was NBA Live '06 or NBA 2K6, who exactly played the game, or who the winners were.

Those interested in learning more about the Hip-Hop Gaming League should visit the association's official Web site. Everyday gamers not allowed into the organization will still be able to play with Snoop Dogg in Midway's upcoming action game Fear & Respect, which he stars in.

Discussion

119 comments
gkiller
gkiller

Oh common, who cares if they're not the 1337est players in the world and have the best skills anyway? "The funny thing is, you know they tried other gaming leagues, and most likely got pwned". The funny thing is, you seem to be serious, thinking that someone who earn millions of dollars/months, hang out with super hot girls and who's famous would care about a frigging gaming league full of white acneic nerds rock-lover rap-hater or something. Fo shi zzle mah nizzle dawg!

rabidgrizzly
rabidgrizzly

Its funny i have my own league too, its pretty much based on this. I invite a bunch of my friends to play my house, we drink, eat and play video games. Its invitation only too, i mean unless you know me you probably cant get in. I dont televise it and have a bunch of plasma screens but its essentially the same idea. except without the annoying slang talk thats pretty much non sensical, and no one but school kids and money grubbing rap people( i find it difficult to call them artists or even stars). I mean seriously, why advertise it. im not going to go out and buy an xbox 360 just because some rappers and basket ball players got together and played on it. what idiot would seriously take this, if anything it makes me want to buy an xbox less. Its like the world cyber games, except with less talent(and i am streching the term here) and much much more idiocy.

IgnatiusX
IgnatiusX

Wow... if there wasn't another thing wrong with people sticking their nose into gaming. First it's the government, now it's some moronic rapper. Someone save us from the idiocy.

Cra2y
Cra2y

Snoop and all his nizzles should get on CoD2(pc), so I can ratty-tat-tat that ass. :) The funny thing is, you know they tried other gaming leagues, and most likely got pwned. C'mon, a 16 player league? Thats some "elite league" lol

topraman517
topraman517

yo, I'm da commissioner.... and uh.... drink lotsa sprite!

sory_thug_1986
sory_thug_1986

Snopppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp Doggggggggggggggggggggggg 4EveR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Swampthing
Swampthing

Strangest grand prize I have ever seen: "The winner gets to spend three nights with four luxurious girls in accompanying suites. Music provided by Barry Manilow" And yes, please note the phrase "accompanying suites" not your suite. But Barry Manilow... w t f????? Now if those women included Ciara, Foxy Brown, Beyonce, Eve, etc... hey sign me UP... :)

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

You know what? I want to smack him THAT MUCH HARDER, now that I've heard about this. Stupid poser class-ist crap.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

A black rapper starts a gaming league... with the most TYPICAL crap anybody has seen. A 360 and madden... Ohmygod... :| What a waste of money and time.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Snoop has never mattered since his first album, Doggystyle. He died after that as far as I'm concerned... Had no idea he was even still alive....

Lilpunkass
Lilpunkass

"I'm going to do some crazy stuff with my celebrity friends and people will think its cool because we're rich!" I thought Viva la Bam already covered this territory.

CravenCottage29
CravenCottage29

The only thing amazing thing about this story is that someone thinks it's news.

Symytry
Symytry

What a joke. Snoop should be ashamed of himself for shovelling a bunch of crap like this together and calling it an "elite" organization, when clearly, the members are bottom of the barrel game players that don't know much at all about games. Back to the drawing board Snoopy.

jasonpopnc
jasonpopnc

Snoop is suck a nizzle. Those celebs love that nizzle.

Rougehunter
Rougehunter

This is a ever bigger embarresment the Bulletproof. I would love to pwn snoop in a round of Super smash bros.

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

Snoop Dogg's my favourite, but this league seems a bit... odd. What's the point of this league? There's so few other leagues.... He should wait until pro gaming really kicks off. It's not exactly something you see on ESPN! Have you heard the song "Joysticc" by 213? In that song, Snoop says something like this: "She says she knows nothing about videogames, but she sure knows a lot about joysticks. It's like Xbox and EA Sports: It's In The Game." Snoop Dogg is also one of the few with his own Xbox Arcade machine. I think it's just him and Justin Timberlake who owns one, actually.

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

Snoop is cool, 50 Cent can suck an egg (exchange the word "egg" for "nut").

otakuboy68
otakuboy68

nobody will watch, already a failure.

nellbrown
nellbrown

Maybe we should all start a league to challenge em!! To get up2 their level ov ELITE gaming we could all break our fingers N poke each others eyes out

Xanog1
Xanog1

Oh man, looks like there will be many elite gamers who have only played 50 Cent Bulletproof and this upcoming game. *shivers at thought that gaming market is going further down the tube*

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

I hate "Snoop Dogg" when is he going to get into a accident? Famous people always get into accidents he could drown in the pool on a music video trapped under one of the standard rap videos "Hot chicks" that was just to heavy for his little rapper arms to lift.

akilshohen
akilshohen

notice how they mentioned XBOX 360, just some free publicity. I don't get the website and all that crap though

StillWingless
StillWingless

i read the first two paragraphs, rolled my eyes, then came down here to write a comment about how stupid it is. i thought about including a joke about what he might be smoking, but decided to forego the urge in an act of better taste.

HugoFromBoss
HugoFromBoss

You would think Snoop would learn from 50 cents great sucses... lol *cough* *cough*

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Gads, what is S-D doing? I thought he was on the Girls Gone Wild tour or something.

Bloodzombie77
Bloodzombie77

Oh please, that sellout has-been sack of crap can kiss my ass. Yeah Snoop, go ahead and rally all your fellow sellouts for some super ghetto-edition games, I hate people like you who think you're better than everyone else because you sold your pride and soul for money, and shame on the idiots who are dumb enough to think this is cool, you don't even deserve to hold a controller. Man, rappers making games is a virus upon the gaming community.

247k
247k

Where my dogs at!

santana4064
santana4064

Yeah he has his own "A-list, with his own peoples. What is this crap?? Theres no real gamer in there that would show them a thing or two, can you dig da D O G G

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

cloudstrife75- if no one was taking things he and other rappers say seriously than there wouldn't be anyone(youths) out there doing it, would they? If you only actually paid attention you'll see that ONE of the common dominators is their music. To think music doesn't have a powerful influence over youths is even a dumber remark. And by the way, the correct spelling is drug-related and illegal. Question to the audience: Has anyone notice that most (not ALL) who are deeply into rap can barely spell or speak english correctly?

nellbrown
nellbrown

LOL yeah who cares man they gota start their own noob league cos they pwned anywhere else

Joshua250
Joshua250

I actually LOL'd at SoulKnight's post... Anyway, I would LOVE to see my little brother (who is 11 right now) pwn those complete noobs. I hate celebrities.

Dshenlong
Dshenlong

its just another thought he came up with while smoking that purple haze to show off how much money he has...regular gamers (or people who arent rich) are not allowed..but for real real..I think snoopy there is scared of getting his ass schooled by some skinny white boy

titusandro
titusandro

So these is a league for playing video games in wich none of us can play and its for people that doesnt really know how to play. Veeeery interesting.

kalkhaja
kalkhaja

i really care less about this than my neighbour's dog's small intestine.

skitzocyko
skitzocyko

Big FRICKIN" DEAL YO'!! Who gives a rats @$$.

cloudstrife75
cloudstrife75

oh yeah word dog...for (s)hizzle my nizzle... big snoop dogg is at it again... your homeboy hollas at you!!... PFFFF PLEASE...or like you would say n**** please!! ... i like ur music and what not but making a gamers league that regular gamers can not join is, in my opinion, just plain retarded... i think he is worried that he would get his butt handed to him if he challenged any of us... bad publicity... "snoop dogg gets butt kicked by 'average gamer' "... lol and as for the "negative influence" his music has... so what? i listen to it, whether it be at clubs or in my car, and just because he says a bunch of drug-releated non-sense and other illigal stuff doesnt mean we all take it to heart and just do as he says... if anythign i find some of the things he says quite hilarious lol... i dont take it seriously and the public shouldnt either. quite simple enough... if you dont like, dont listen to it! if kids or adults do drugs and what not just cause a song says so then they are sadly unable to seperate reality from make-believe and its those people who make certain kinds of music, and games, seem "negative" when all its about is just having fun (unless they r just capping people then thats just plain retarded-music wise anyways) lol.

Supermodified
Supermodified

I'm inspired. Now I want to play "Animal Crossing DS" with Vanilla Ice!

ao_bomber
ao_bomber

I agree with soulknight. I think anyone with decent gaming skills will be owning this guy so badly it isn't funny. He should stick to rapping... even though he's not good at that either. >>

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

I don't care for Snoop or the things he says in his music. And I definitely do not let my children listen rap because of the trash they promote( though "Fresh Prince" song "Summertime" is pretty cool). He wants to start his own gaming club, good for Snoop. Oh yeah, ArsonNapalm apparently you don't see the negative influence that Snoop and other rap artist have on OUR race and children. And just because a person doesn't like rap or rap artist doesn't necessarily make them "white", brotha!

bradyboy5
bradyboy5

big pimping you heard. im looking forward to this game - you feel mi home boy.

Thesilverpimp
Thesilverpimp

Snoopy O double Gizzle hahaha this is a joke! *sighs* I mean guys, c'mon, you must understand hollywood. They scared of the middle and lower class's superior skills. He just doesnt wants to be humiliated. I mean, I bet my little cousin, 10 years old, would wipe their sorry ass single handedly, he's a natural. Hollywood + gaming = amateurs. 50 cent's game made me cry, i felt so bad it had to be on Gamestop shelves and perharps Walmart. Now a league of "hip hop ga..." dude, that's weak!! why dont Britney Spears have a Dolley b***** club of video gaming, only superior b**** allowed (Lil Kim...etc..)